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VOL. 129 | NO. 28 | Tuesday, February 11, 2014

January Home Sales Mirror Temperature

Shelby County home sales plummeted with the temperatures in January, as sales declined 18 percent compared to January 2013, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

More Foodie Fun

Dishcrawl grows its Memphis presence in 2014

The leadership of Memphis’ Dishcrawl events has put together a growing list of events, surprises, gatherings and more for 2014 that should whet the appetite of the city’s foodie community.

Southbrook Mall Plan Headed to City Council

What began as a plan last year for $1.5 million in city funding to fix the roof and make other repairs at Whitehaven’s Southbrook Mall has now become a larger and probably more expensive plan for development in a broad area of Whitehaven.

Tiger Nation Still Buzzing Over Win

That buzz you can still hear and feel throughout the city of Memphis? It’s the aftershocks of Tigers guard Joe Jackson’s block of a 7-foot-1 Gonzaga center at the rim that keyed the Memphis comeback in a 60-54 victory Saturday, Feb. 8, at FedExForum.

Democrats Still Pondering Unity After 2010 Defeats

After hearing from the four contenders in the Democratic primary for county mayor outline the boundaries of what could be a lively campaign for the right to challenge Mark Luttrell in the August general election, Democrats last week got another look at an intraparty discussion that still hasn’t been settled.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
41°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host An Evening With Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the organization’s Technical Training Center, 903 Walker Ave. Davis is a business leader who also served on the first Memphis City Council under the mayor-council form of government in 1967. Tickets are $100. Visit bgcm.org.

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Tigers Sign 12 Defensive Players

The Seattle Seahawks proved that the old maxim that “defense wins championships” can still apply in the modern-day NFL.

REAL ESTATE RECAP

$2 Million Building Permit Filed for Indoor Sports Facility

237 Woodland Lake Drive, Cordova, TN 38018, Permit Cost: $2 million -

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Is There a Need for Your Nonprofit?

“What do you do when an organization wants to raise money, but there really isn’t a need for the organization?” That was the question we were asked recently. We were taken aback by the bluntness, but recognized its value. Here are our thoughts.

Red Pen, Red Face

Never, ever hesitate to look things up. This admonition is closely related to, “Never assume anything.” Both of those are why my face was red a couple of days ago.

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Teachers Push Back on Evaluation Process

NASHVILLE (AP) – When Tennessee was competing for a half-billion dollars in federal education money, teachers agreed to allow the state to ramp up its use of student test scores for evaluating educators.

Tenn. Lawmakers: Volkswagen Incentives Threatened by UAW

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday threatened that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Gambling Industry Fights Self on Internet Gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue.

Study: Media Everywhere, Bathroom Included

LOS ANGELES (AP) – TV viewers increasingly are watching programs on their own schedule, according to a Nielsen company media study released Monday.

HEALTH CARE

FDA Reconsiders Heart Safety of Common Pain Pills

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.

AMA Supports Overhaul of Medicare Doctors' Pay

WASHINGTON (AP) – The American Medical Association says it strongly supports legislation that would change the way Medicare pays doctors, to emphasize quality care and not just sheer volume of services.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

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